In anticipation of the opening of the Museum’s John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden, the MMFA features an installation of works on paper created by artists who are also known as sculptors. Many artists work in multiple media, and there is a strong connection between the three-dimensional character of sculpture and the creation of sculptural-type compositions in two dimensions found in modern and contemporary art.
The compositions in these prints often allude to forms in space—suggesting the contours that predominate in sculpture. They play with scale and perspective in unexpected ways as they use the flat surface to transmit a sculptural perspective.
Artists such as Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Ke Francis (American, born 1945) are known for work in many different media and printmaking reflects the larger character of their entire oeuvre. Others such as Donald Judd (American, 1928–1994) and Alexander Archipenko (American, born Ukraine, 1887–1964) were primarily sculptors who translated their sculptural insights onto the printed page.
Above: Photograph of the 2018 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
These artists play with scale and perspective in unexpected ways as they use the flat surface to transmit a sculptural perspective.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.